Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church!
       We are excited to begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 17th.  This year we are engaging in the discipline of reading the entire New Testament during Lent, and invite you to join us!  There is a printable Lenten Guide with scripture reading, a prayer focus and giving opportunity available HERE.  
       As we observe this season of Lent, we are adding two online mid-week worship opportunities on Wednesdays: Noon on YouTube and 7pm on Facebook.  You can also join us on ZOOM at 1pm or 7:30pm on Wednesdays for our Lenten Study. Details for this study and Zoom link will soon be posted in our "News" column on the right side of this page.
       May these days of Lent be an opportunity for the deepening of our faith and our awareness of God's Story of Hope for our lives together.
        In God's grace and peace,
       Pastor Bobbie


Limited In-person Indoor Worship:
Traditional worship, Sundays at 11am, and Contemporary worship, Saturdays at 5:30pm.  As we seek to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic, indoor worship is limited per service, with the following requirements:
1—Pre-registration online OR by phoning the church office for the upcoming week's worship, to secure one of the limited spaces.  To ensure your place in the Sanctuary, RSVP by noon on Friday, March 5th:

Call 941-747-3081 or Click here to RSVP for Saturday, March 6th. 

Call 941-747-3081 or Click here to RSVP for Sunday, March 7th. 

We will contact you if the space you reserved is not available.

2—Wear a mask and stay physically distanced for the entirety of the time you are inside the building. If you are physically unable to wear a mask, please come to an outdoor worship or attend worship online.
3—File a COVID Waiver for Worship.  The Rules and Waiver to Attend Indoor Worship are found on the Newsletters & Forms page of this website. Or you may sign a Waiver beforehand in the Church Office or at the church when you first come to indoor worship. 
Outdoor In-person Worship, 9am Sundays!

Join us Sundays for outdoor in-person worship in the Memorial Garden area, either in parked cars or, if you bring a lawn chair, spaced physically distanced in the grass. No advanced reservations are needed. If the lawn area is already full, you can stay in your car and tune into our FM transmitter on your radio. Thanks to all our helpers making this happen! Aside from staying home and watching worship online, this is the safest worship opportunity we can offer you!

 

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: "I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence." 

Luther's Works Volume 43 page 132
 
Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!
       

 

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Your financial gifts make it possible for us to continue to serve our neighbors' needs through our numerous ministries.  To send a secure contribution electronically, DONATE HERE.  Thank you for your continuing support.


This Lent, combine a “Read or Listen” through the New Testament to raise your awareness and response to people in our community who are suffering with mental illness. These are the scripture readings and Lenten offering opportunities for each day of Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 17th. You can also “hear” these 30 minute readings each day: recorded by Bible Society.  Or read aloud, to yourself or another—even over the phone!  The sound of God’s Word has power to bring new life and hope!   
      Your Lenten Offering will go to directly assist in a mental health project with our ministry partners at Centerstone.  During a recent Coffee Hour we learned more about Centerstone. This video of a portion of our time together provides everyone with basic information about the awesome work being done there to help folks in Bradenton.

Trinity's February Thrivent Action Team for Beth-El Farmworker Ministry is a fundraiser to help purchase a new semi-electric pallet lifter.  The total cost is $2,500.  Please send your gifts marked "pallet lift" to the church, or through E-Giving.  Thank you for continuing to love and support the workers and families who help get food to our tables!

LENTEN STUDY, Wednesdays, 1pm and 7:30pm, February 17th-March 31st.
During Lent, our "usual FJT" are Wednesday study groups, via Zoom, at 1pm and 7:30pm, where we will discuss the Bible readings for the week (see "All Things New" article for details.  

The 1pm Zoom study, through Wednesday, March 31st:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84292004761
Meeting ID for Zoom or phone call: 842 9200 4761

The 7:30pm Wednesday Lent study, through March 31st:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82768913749
Meeting ID for Zoom or phone call: 827 6891 3749

To access audio only for 1pm or 7:30pm by phone:   646 558 8656 or 301 715 8592 . Use the Meeting ID for the time you are calling.

COFFEE HOUR, Sundays, 10-10:50am, every week.  
Come join in for coffee hour on Sundays to connect with others and share in the love of community!  Invite others to Zoom with us and get to know folks in our faith community as we link up virtually!   The Meeting ID is 867 7887 8149. The link to Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778878149   To call in: 646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.


Prayer List updated 2/16/2021
For the names of those for whom we received prayer requests, use this link.  

Please add or remove names by calling the church at 941-747-3081 or emailing us: TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com .


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